Type of Document Dissertation Author Littrell, Peggy Creasey URN etd-10032007-171537 Title The effects of principal support on general and special educators' stress, job satisfaction, health, school commitment, and intent to stay in teaching Degree Doctor of Education Department Administration and Supervision of Special Education Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Billingsley, Bonnie S. Committee Co-Chair Jones, Philip R. Committee Co-Chair Alexander, M. David Committee Member Cross, Lawrence H. Committee Member Geller, Carol Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1992-02-05 Availability restricted Abstract
Principal support enhances the work-place environment and encourages teachers to do their best. Little is known, however, about the support behaviors of principals that teachers perceive to be important. Previous studies have focused on the 'broad concepts' of principal support without addressing specific behaviors. Therefore, a more comprehensive investigation is needed into what general and special education teachers consider important principal support behaviors.
The purpose of this study was to identify the support dimensions that both general and special education teachers perceive that they receive from their principalS and determine which dimensions they consider most important. A secondary purpose was to investigate the effects of perceived principal support on teacher stress and personal health, job satisfaction, school commitment and intent to stay in teaching.
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